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showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
big time and temperature will go up tomorrow we want to give you an early warning we think tomorrow will be hotter than today. pools will sure be busy, check out dupont circle the thermometer saying 101 degrees we will be real close again tomorrow this is the kind of heat once again where you have to protect yourself and we do have a head advisory issued for tomorrow for triple digit heat. where are we now temperature 93 degrees, i do believe that we did get to about 94 degrees let's get this in motion for you so you can see it, look down to our south, 95 fredericks burg, a little bit of relief if you are near water today but when you factor in humidity, really off the charts feels like 116 degrees fredericks burg these are crazy numbers, 104 dc for the heat index, 105 monassis and 100 in annapolis. i mentioned the heat advisory it does not include far northern and western areas you may get a cloud deck and thunderstorms and speaking of thunderstorms, over to true view because we have a big complex of storms, that tracks through chicago causing 600,000 power outage, we have a severe
in detail coming up. >>> you saw in your radar all the rain that moved through and the storms caused big problems for some communities in our area. roz plater was in frederick, maryland, where people have a lot of cleaning up to do now. >> reporter: these pictures capture the essence of just how fast that flash flooding came barreling through downtown frederick, so fast a jogger out for a quick run got trapped on a footbridge in baker park. lucky for him a paramedic passing by spotted him and called for help. firefighters had to use a ladder truck to get him to safety and it wasn't just the park. downtown's main artery market street was a watery mess. floodwaters came up over the wheels of some cars, even trucks, something rarely seen in the center of town. >> red rick city seem like it was hit the -- frederick city seem like it was hit the hardest. market street behind us was pretty much under water. had a lot of stalled cars. >> reporter: the flooding followed a rainstorm that pounded the area before. the flooding started about 3:30 in the afternoon but it already started to recede in
. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive the normal 24-hour waiting period. the mayor says the clerk's office can only handle so many applications, 764
. >> lightning has been a really big deal. that picture we just showed looking south on our tower cam down wisconsin avenue unbelievable and a lot of our viewers said it looked like a mother ship was coming in with that cloud deck and we are still seeing a lot of lightning. we are looking south on wisconsin avenue as mentioned. that lightning is actually in calvert county and also charles county. that's how much lightning there is and we still have a number of warnings. so it's not over yet, folks. let's go to radar. we've got about a dozen counties lit up in yellow mainly east of d.c., but you can see the action now is over in the bay down across southern charles county and st. mary's county. these storms are moving east to southeast at about 35 miles an hour. that is rather slow. what they're doing is not only taking down trees everywhere they hit, the big report tonight, lots of tree damage, but the lightning show has been unbelievable and very dangerous. a lot of this is cloud-to- ground lightning. one thing it has done. it was terribly hot and humid today. that was the fuel thor these
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories, a d.c. officer accused of attacking several women while armed and in full union form. >>> a quick run to the gas station turns into a terrifying trip from baltimore to bethesda, tonight the mother who jumped out of a moving car to save her child tells her story. >>> plus a new texting tragedy, a passenger falls into the tracks. tonight the man who saved her life is talking exclusively to fox 5. >>> but we begin tonight with that officer under arrest. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in tonight for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. three women all accusing the same officer of sexually assaulting them, his arrest marking the 18 times this year an mpd officer has been busted. that's the same number arrested in all of last year. fox 5's bob barnard starts us off tonight. >> guys, in this most recent case a grand jury has charged a d.c. police officer with sexually assaulting three women over a four-year period ending last july and intimidating them with the threat of arrest. here's what we know about the office
see we're, first of all, a big difference when you walk into the >> it is. and we have some fans that cooled the hot air and pushed the air through and we have a lot of moving air that keeps it cooler and with the breeze going and pulls the one of the of the heat out. >> and you were telling us that the pandas, we don't see much of them. >> and they're inside where they love it or some cooling and heat rocks and where they can hag out and it'sarying and stay in the rock and where they come down and there are places where they can get cool and animals are protected. >> and we have the air quality. the animals are probably the best protected assets we have here and we're worried about the staff and&visitors. >> visitors will come down and i know you have a big celebration on sunday. can you tell us that? >> sure. >> between 11-2 and we have a lot of vendors coming out and some giveaways and animal demos, john and the animals out and you can come and have a great time. >> and that great to know, bob, and that is fun down here and feels better. >> and thank you very much. >>> pepco s
thing left that is blocked there the right lane blocked, 121 between 70 and 121. the big tie up along 66, monassis and from 70 to 100 trying to get up monument drive accident activity on the shoulder. braddock to pennsylvania, they turned the camera on the accident on the bridge dice peered, college -- disappeared, college park, northbound 5, on the brakes, cedarville to brandy wine. that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> an 8-year-old boy abducted in broad daylight in front of friends this happened in baltimore but a statewide amber alert is in effect for derek brown junior. stacy. >> reporter: well, this young man could be any where in the state police really want you to take a good look at what is happening it is a frightening tale of a brazen abduction here is his picture 8-year-old derek brown junior was walking with a group of friends 6:30 p.m. last night 300 block gwen avenue. two men pulled up grabbed derek threw him in a trunk of a car and sped away. here is a picture of the vehicle, a newer model light green ford taurus it does have a maryland license plate we don't
involving the now defunct news of the world. more big names conning to step down in the wake of the scandal. metropolitan police assistant commissioner john yates announced his resignation yesterday, second in charge of scotland yard. sunday, police commissioner paul steve p son stepped down. both are under fire over links to a former news of the world executive employed by police as a media consult ontario. the news corp. board standing behind its liter refuting reports that rupert murdoch will be replaced. >>> another disturbing development in the case actually photo journalist credited with helping to break the scandal was up for at his home yesterday. however, police a sean hoare's death is not considered suspicious. he once told the new york sometimes while working for news of the world that phone hacks was widely used and even encouraged. >>> a identify profile hacking report is to blame for false reports that rupert murdoch was found dead. they were able to hack into the sun's web site and redirect readers to the hoax. >>> again, today's questioning about the phone hacking scandal is
, a concern being if there's a big selloff there it could have a similar effect here in the u.s. at the white house mike emanuel, fox 5 news. >>> coming up at the bottom of the hour we'll go in depth as the stalemate continues on the hill. analysts on both sides of the political aisle will join us live in the studio at 10:30 tonight. >>> the death toll in norway now tops 90 and we're learn morgue about the suspect believed to be behind the -- more about the suspect believed to be behind the attacks. thousands around the world tonight are mourning including some here in the d.c. area. fox 5's roz plater is in the newsroom with the latest. >> that tragedy a world away hits home harder for some folks in our area who survived a homegrown terror attack at virginia tech four years ago and tonight they wanted to show their solidarity. >> reporter: sunset at the washington monument and four friends holding candlelight vigils all at the campus of virginia tech four years ago when a gunman killed 32 and wounded 25 and they share a bond with the people of norway. >> we are receiving so much global suppo
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> last night in texas a father took his son to buy a new glove before they went to see their hometown rangers play in a baseball game, but no one could imagine how quickly their fun night would turn to tragedy. lindsay murphy joins us now with the details. >> for kids and adults alike it's fun to go to a baseball game and hope to catch a home run or foul ball and if a player tosses one your direction, that's even better, but sometimes trying to get that souvenir can be dangerous and even turn tragic, as we learn from a baseball game in texas last night. it happened in the 2nd inning of last night's athletics/rangers game. texas outfielder josh hamilton tossed a foul ball up into the stand towards 39-year-old fire
. and in the sixth inning, nats down 2-0. rizzo's big accession of the offseason, jayson werth with the man up and batting .214 and takes this out of the park. the first home run since june 16, we're tied at two and it stays that way until the bottom of the 11th. in trouble, the runners at the corners with jason michael and delivers a base hit to center and cash uintero -- quintero scores the game-winning run and that is two losses in a row to the worst team in baseball. buck show walter and the orioles hosting the red sox in a matinee series finale. top of the 3rd, no score and taking him to deep right field. that is a solo home run. ellisbury later added another, 15 on the year and opens a 29- game hitting streak against baltimore. the red sox shut out the orioles, 4-0. the mystics hosting the atlanta dream. atlanta is yet to play this year due to a foot injury. the second half, the former, melissa coleman, one of the five 3-pointers and had a career high 21 in the final millions. atlanta leads by 2. and lindsay harding, puts the tough jumper and goes. the mystics fall to the dream, 86-79. w
, we'll talk live to the sports junkies about the next big move for the redskins. stay with us.  >>> taking a live look at 395, this is right by the pentagon. we're going to check in with julie wright coming up in just a bit. you can see the sun starting to come up on what will be i another warm day but fairly pleasant i guess you could say for some. >> i decided i would give it a thumbs up today. it will be better. it is still going to be hot. we should have a quiet one and again, nothing too extreme. >> we've had enough of the extremes. >> until friday. so it is still on the horizon. let's get started with a look at our satellite-radar. you won't see much of anything. our rain shower activity, thunderstorms yesterday that brought locally heavy rain off to the south and west and dragging with the frontal system. now, we are allowing the slightly cooler and at least drier air to start moving in. it should be a nice looking day today. right now at reagan national, the temperature, 77 degrees. huge, 88%. there is your winds out of the north and west. your pressu
there is a deal. >> weeks of negotiation have shown that the president's commitment to big government is too great to lead to the long- term reforms we need. >> we will stay in session every day until congress passes this legislation. >> reporter: with president obama threatening to veto the house bill, the bipartisan plan from the senate may be the more likely option for solving the debt problem. >>> the song you are list being to right there, don't panic by the british band coldplay astronauts this morning. the crew of the space shuttle undocked from the international space station for the last time earlier this morning. we are watching the historic end of the 30-year shuttle program. so that atlantis is due to land in florida on try. >>> you've heard of the saying beware of the dog. some are saying beware of bears right here in our area. >> i mean a black bear in this neighborhood? that is -- where did he come from? >> up next, details of what one woman spotted in her backyard and what animal control says you should do if you encounter a bear. stay with us. while both lysol and febreze make air
in minneapolis at 4:00. here comes the big heat dome and now that excessive heat watch issued for yesterday is a warning which means we are expecting triple digit heat and hit heat indices likely ranging from 105 to 110 degrees tomorrow. want you to see the current heat index, ridiculous. it is feeling very close to the triple digits across the region. the heat index, how it feels to your body when you combine temperature and humidity, still feels like 97 in the district. that's what you have to get ready for. overnight we stay incredibly humid and our overnight temperatures really only bottom out at about 78 degrees. so the worst of it now we think rolls into town tomorrow and friday. unfortunately we can't really ditch it saturday. so that excessive heat warning that goes into effect tomorrow afternoon at noon until 8:00 is also in effect for friday. >> this dome is just hanging right over us. >> here come the dome. all we can do is prepare ourselves and make sure we take very good care. put yourself in intensive care tomorrow and check on the elderly and children as well. >> thank you. w
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